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Next phase of the Victoria tube station upgrade opens to passengers

An enlarged ticket hall has opened at Victoria tube station today, nearly doubling the size of the current ticket hall space.


Donald Pleasence and Christopher Lee on the London Underground

This Sunday, there's a chance to see 1970s London Underground with this classic horror movie set on the tube, staring Donald Pleasence and Christopher Lee.


London Public Art – Landed by Les Johnson

This recent sculpture was erected in 2009 as a tribute to the history of the people who worked in the Royal Docks and their families from 1855 to 1983.


Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games return to the Science Museum

They've obviously decided that it's popular, as the Science Museum is again giving over an entire hall to computer games.


New Elizabeth line tube maps show phased service launch

The five-stage launch of the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) has been highlighted in a series of new tube maps included in a forthcoming report on preparations for the service launch.


London’s Pocket Parks – St Mary Aldermanbury, EC2

This pocket park covers the remains of St Mary Aldermanbury, a church that was destroyed during WW2, and rebuilt -- in the USA.


London railway upgrades – a progress report

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls since the previous report last November.


Tickets available for Clapham tunnel tours

The Hidden London series of tours of disused parts of the London Underground is largely sold out, but still has some tickets left for the Clapham deep level shelters.


Watch Shakespeare inside Westminster Abbey

Sir Mark Rylance will return to Westminster Abbey with a company of 23 actors bringing the words of William Shakespeare to life for six special performances in April.


Tickets Alert: First ever winter openings of Pope’s Grotto

An underground chamber only occasionally open to the public is about to have its first ever opening during the winter months.


Another tunnel boring machine prepares to dive under London

Tideway, the company building the super sewer under the Thames, has recently completed a key milestone with the excavation of its first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) launch shaft.


See how the Elizabeth line roundels are made

They first started appearing a couple of weeks ago, and now you can see how the Elizabeth line roundels are being manufactured.


London’s Alleys – Doby Court, EC4

This is a peculiar little thing, being two alleys separated by an ancient City of London street.


Tickets Alert: Underground (1928 film)

There's a chance to see the recently restored 1928 silent era romantic comedy set on the London Underground, with live music by the silent film accompanist Neil Brand, who wrote a completely new score for the film.


75th anniversary of the Catford school bomb

At lunchtime today, it will be 75 years to the moment when a German bomb was dropped on a South London school, killing 38 children and 6 adults.


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